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in the national institutes of health harry reid said save saving a child with cancer is not his priority. why would he want to do that? take a look. >> why would we want to do that? i have 1100 people at the air force base sitting home. they have a pru fu problems of their own. to have someone of your intelligence suggest such a thing maybe means you're irresponsible. reckless. >> why would i want to help one child with cancer? why would i want to do that? harry, i can think of a few reasons. open your mind. that's not all. we are seeing first hand the devastating impact this liberal shutdown is having on american heroes yesterday and today. veterans had to move barricades to gain access to the world war ii memorial in the nation's capital. the republican led house passed legislation that would fund parts of the government including national parks. are the democrats going to take it up in the senate? the chances are slim to none. earlier today reince priebus announced he and the rnc is willing to keep the world war ii memorial but in typical fashion, that's not negotiable. democrats called it
constituents. >> harry reid calls it pointless as it passes the house and thoms back -- as it comes back to the senate and they say it will die another death. where do we go from here? >> i think it is unfortunate that at least so far harry reid has made the decision to compromise on nothing and fight on every front. he basically said he is willing to force a government shutdown in order to insist that obamacare be implemented against every american family. 24r* are millions of americans who are hurting and losing their jobs and who are finding jobs and forced into part-time work and be forced into, woulding 29 hours a week because of obamacare. they are fogs sky rock qeting -- sky rocketing insurance preem -- premiums. what harry reid has said was he was not interested in hearing their pleas. he is not interested in responding to the harms. president obama has granted waivers for giant corporations and members of congress and here harry reid is saying he will shutdown the government rather than allowing the same waivers to the families. i hope he pulls back. that is not doing the job he
's no breakthrough. >> certainly the headline. mitch mcconnell has left. harry reid and nancy pelosi just walked out. >> democrats won't negotiate. but the speaker has to accept is yes for an answer. he said that he wanted to go to conference. he sent us something in the house that he wanted to go to conference. i thought we would throw him a life line. i said fine, we'll to go conference. all we want you to do is open the government. i went through a litany of things we would be happy to talk about or anything else he wanted to talk about. we said we'll be happy to talk about discretionary spending. we'll talk about agriculture. we'll talk about parks, health care, we'll talk about anything that you want to talk about. and he says, no. all he want to do is go to conference on a short term cr. we have the debt ceiling staring us in the face. and he wants to talk about a short term cr? i thought that they were concerned about the long-term fiscal affairs of this country. and we said we are, too, let's talk about it. my friend john boehner, i repeat, cannot take yes for an answer. >> thank you, mr. le
american is treated like we are. >> but senate majority leader harry reid say it is bill is dead on arrival in the united states senate while boehner has spoken with the president of the united states. there haven't been a lot of conversations back and forth between the house and senate uh trying to negotiate a deal. democrats continue saying to republican colleagues that the lawmakers should just pass a straight c.r., a continuing resolution. in other words, just funding the government. >> mr. speaker, have the republican party have the courage of its rhetoric and let the house work its will. i dare you to do that. let democracy work. don't be dictating to america that they are going to shut down the government. let's vote on it. put a clean c.r. on this floor. republicans continue going after obamacare, tryinging to delay at least part of it. seeing this as a last chance. harry reid and democratic allies say it is not going to happen unless one side or the other is willing to blink. most folks on capitol hill predict there will be a government shutdown of some duration. sean? >> let me be
to act, in my view harry reid should call the senate back in today. we have a bill in front of us, there is a government shutdown in 48 hours. listen, i would love to be in houston with my two little girls playing with them this afternoon, but as you know i'm here in washington, d.c., as you know the senate should not be on vacation -- >> you know, the senate has acted, the majority leader would say, passed a bill to keep the government open. and then we've gone back to delaying or de-funding obama care. should they take a part of it? would you filibuster this bill? >> let's be clear what the senate has done so far. so far, majority leader harry reid has essentially told the house of representatives and the american people go jump in the lake, he said i am not willing to compromise or talk. his position is obama care must be funded 100% in all instances or he will shut the government down. i hope he doesn't do that, david, i hope he backs away from the ledge he is pushing us towards. but that is his position. >> but senator, even republicans that i have spoken to, your colleagues
holding up the funding of the government and shutting it down is you. you and senator reid. >> if president obama won't come to the table, what can we do? >> the truth is this, the house has compromised over and over and over again. >> to fund the piecemeal bills gives ted cruz veto power over what is funded and what isn't. >> no compromise, no discussion. shut down the government. this is harry reid's shut down. he wants to shut it down and refuses to listen to the american people. >> ted cruz is not the entire u.s. government. >> speaker john boehner won't even let the bill get a yes or no vote because he doesn't want to anger the extremist miss the party. >> get rid of the tea party direction. work with us. >> the tea party isn't going away. the tea party is hanging in. if anything, the tea party is getting stronger. >> senior adviser to president reagan pat buchanan calling the obama/reid strategy sadistic saying they want maximum pain for maximum gain. pat. >> good to see you, greta. >> is that what you said. >> when you saw what happened at the memorial. we have seen
it includes an obamacare provision. senate majority leader harry reid says he'll not consider the bill. he'll kill it immediately. that puts speaker john boehner back at step one to have to scramble at the 11th hour to try to find a solution. >> let me get this right legislatively. don't want to get too much in the weeds. if the vote goes to the senate, harry reid will table the motion and just send it back? >> that's right. send it back as a clean cr. that will force a ping-pong legislative activity between the chambers, and john boehner will have to come up with something before midnight. >> all right. robert costa will be back with us later in the show helping out. thanks to him right now. in the house it's the gop's plan "c." they clearly want to get senate democrats on the record. take a listen to house republican whip kevin mccarty. >> we'll pass a bill that funds government, so the question will rest with harry reid, just two questions. will we treat individual americans the same way he wants to treat big business, and secondly does he want special treatment? and we say no, you have
into that. >> leader reid -- >> one of the things i was very, i felt very happy i was there. president of the united states was very, very strong, strong, strong. this never happened before. they can make all the historical analysis that they want, just never happened before where a political party would be willing to take the country to the brink of this financial disaster and say we aren't going to pay our bills. the president said he will not stand for that and we were. we said that we will be happy -- i said, happy to work with you. speak on the way out of this, but we are where we are. we're not going to -- we are through playing little games on, all focused on obama care. that's all it's about. and as i've said before and i'll tell each of you here tonight. they did the same thing to social security. they did the same thing to medicare and they are trying to do the same thing to obama care. obama care is another social security. it's another medicare program. it is something that is a signature issue of this administration and nancy pelosi and harry reid were happy to get it done
. >> madam president -- >> what that means what harry reid has said is that the senate will adjourn until 9:30 tomorrow morning. there are a number of senators who are still at the senate. he's asked that they be recognized for five minutes. patty murray. now in terms of what's going on in the house, you heard some reference to it between schumer and reid when they were discussing it. the advice that we have from the house is that sometime between 12:30 and 12:45 am, house republicans will schedule some sort of next vote. on what they consider to still be live. they had, before we just heard what we just heard from harry reid, the house plan had been that the house would then vote for a send time on whatever the senate sent back to them sometime between 2:00, and 2:15 this morning. that said, the senate is going to be in adjournment and not in business until 9:30 in the morning. they are planning another vote in the house sometime in the next 20 to 30 minutes, it looks like. joining us now is chuck todd, nbc chief white house correspondent. he's the host of msnbc's daily run down. it is get
: the clerk will call the roll. quorum call: the presiding officer: the majority leader. mr. reid: i ask unanimous consent the morning business be closed. the presiding officer: the senate is in a quorum call. mr. reid: so sorry. i ask unanimous consent the quorum call be dispensed with. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. reid: i ask morning business be closed. the presiding officer: is there objection? without objection morning business is closed. mr. reid: i ask the chair lay before the house a message from the house with respect to h.j. res. 59. the presiding officer: the claire lays before the senate a message from the house. the clerk: to the resolution, h.j. res. 59 entitled joint resolution making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2014 and for other purposes, and concur with the house amendment to senate amendment. mr. reid: i move to table the house amendment and ask for the yeas and nays on my motion. the presiding officer: is there a sufficient second? there is a sufficient second. the clerk will call the roll. vote: quoru vote: the presiding officer: there w
to appoint conferees to try to hammer out a deal between house and sna. you just heard from senator reid. he's not on board with that. earlier this evening within a matter of 57 minutes the house passed a bill that would delay the obama care mandate for a year. it would also cut out the exemptions to members of congress and political appointees, in other words they'd have to live under obama care like average americans would as well. house republicans felt like that was a reasonable deal. and senate majority leader reid didn't like it and now house republicans were considering the next play they're planning to send it back to go to conference to work it out. but the majority leader in the senate snot buying it, greta. >> greta: mike, thank you. representative michelle bachmann voting no to the latest version of the bill. nice to see you nice to see you. >> greta: latest point about this cr, very been sort of like jamming everybody about that you get a special deal. tell me how i'm wrong. >> here is the point. federal employees all should be treated the same we have federal insurance like eve
president -- >> this is what right now, what harry reid had just done is the senate will adjourn until tomorrow morning and there are a number of senators who are at the the senate right now, and senator menendez, durbin, and schumer with the leader himself. in terms of what is going on in the house right now, you heard some reference to it between schumer and reid, the advice we have, house republicans will schedule some sort of next vote on what they consider to still be live. they -- before we just heard what we just heard from harry reid the house had been that the house would vote for a second time on what the senate sepblt back to them, sometime between 2:00 and 2:15 this morning, and that side of the senate will be in adjournment and not doing anymore business until 9:00, and i assume the 2:00 a.m. votes are off. and the democrat speaking on the left side of your screen, and they are planning another vote in the house sometime in the next 20 to 30 minutes. it looks like. joining us now is chuck todd. he is the political director and host of msnbc's "the daily rundown." what is g
sides of congress, plus we expect to hear live in senate majority leader harry reid from the senate floor in about 30 minutes when he will officially reject the latest proposal. hard to say it's a good morning in washington, but it is morning time and we are in washington. and it's now october 1st, 2013. day one of a shutdown. this is "the daily rundown." let's get right to my first reads of the morning. the federal government has shut its doors for the first time in nearly two deck ailds. just before midnight eastern time the process actually began. the office of management and budget issued orders that said agencies should now execute plans for an orderly shutdown due to the absence of appropriations. that's a lot of washingtonspeak, isn't it? here's what it means. more than 800,000 federal workers across the country will spend today filling out a little paperwork, turning in some blackberries, and getting ready to congress to see if they'll let them back to work. national parks from the grand canyon to the statue of liberty closed today. the smithsonian's galleries shuttered. ten
things that are important. one, a one year delay of obama care. that's their answer to harry reid and senate democrats stripping that defund effort we heard so much about. the second amendment is a repeal of a medical device tax that helped to fund obama care. it sounds like a small issue. why are republicans putting that in there? because senate democrats voted to repeal that tax, don't like it, they're trying to put political pressure on democrats not to flip flop on the little medical device tax. if they flip flop, harry reid has procedural problems. they're trying to put on political pressure. they'll do one more thing, pass a companion bill to fund the pentagon and troops in the event of shutdown so troops aren't left without pay. >> we heard from senator harry reid say he is not dealing with any piece of legislation that does anything to obama care. what are you hearing from senate staffers. >> reporter: he said that. they're saying the same thing. procedurally it is pretty interesting, we think we know where this is probably headed based on the arcane procedure baked into t
. >> we have a couple of things in the in box, omb are sylvia burwell, let's listen in harry reid is on the senate floor i'm told. let's hear what he has to say. >> this memorandum falls september 17 memo and update on the potential lapse of appropriations. no more potential madam president after midnight. provision providing under the colgd continuing appropriations act expires at 11:59 tonight. unfortunately we don't have any indication that congress will act in time for the president to sign a continuing resolution before the end of the day tomorrow. october 1st, 2013. therefore, agencies should now execute plans for shut down due to the absence of appropriations. that's what she said. so madam president, agencies of government are in the process of closing down. it now appears that the house is not going to do anything to keep the government from shutting down. they've got some engineery rigged thing about going to conference. madam president it is embarrassing that these people who are elected to represent the country are representing the tea party. the anarchists of the coun
. but at this point we have no specific fisty. harry reid is on the floor of the senate talking about his views of the subject. i want to dmip to a live feed. >> on embarrassing our president, president of the united states. they think an election is coming this november, it happened last november. he was elected by 5 million votes over what romney got. 5 million votes. wasn't too close. so it is really too bad. madam president, i'm going to ask this consent, but i would ask that we're going to go out tonight. come back at 9:30 in the morning. so the consent is that we're going to recess from 12:30 to 2:15 -- i'm sorry, we will recess until 9:30 tomorrow morning but i want the senators here to talk for five minutes each. i ask when the senate completes that following deemed proceedings at that time i'd be recognized 9:30 senate recess from 12:30 to 2:15 to allow for weekly caucus meetings. i ask before this is implemented that everyone understands when we receive that message from the house, i hope we have it in the morning when we come in. i will make a motion, table it as we have done to two
dana bash was in the office of senate majority leader harry reid when the capitol complex went into lockdown this afternoon. thankfully everyone is okay for the most part. she joins us now. dana, tell us about your experience. >> reporter: well, that announcement that you just played was exactly what we heard in the office of the senate majority leader. it's not often that's where you're sitting at all as a reporter. it just so happened we were waiting to go do an interview with him. it was myself, several members of our crew, several of our producers. and we were trying to figure out frankly if it was a test or not. because there are sometimes actually often tests. but it became clear pretty soon that this was not a test, that this was not a drill, this was the real thing particularly as we started to see security move around, given where we were in the capitol. not just in harry reid's office but also physically harry reid's office is facing the west front of the capitol which if you see those pictures facing the quarter where this driver went into those barricades, where you
're all now being held hostage by harry reid, who refuses to allow any of them to come to a vote even though it's likely all would pass the senate. don't you think that senator reid owes it to the country to also allow the things that the house has passed. for everybody who's blaming john boehner, isn't harry reid at least as guilty as holding things hostage? >> we, newt, good to be with yous a good to be with you, stephanie, and all that you have done. my best wishes are to the police officers who were injured, and certainly to our brave men and women and to the tragedy and the extraening did i that developed around this particular person. we wish the family well. obviously people are frustrated here in america, not knowing the facts of this issue, i am likewise on the homeland security commit aye. but let me say this. hostage taking is a two-way street. i would not say that majority leader harry reid is doing anything other than what he says he's going to do. that is, along with the democratic caucus and the house, we want to open the government, plain and simple. we were there toge
differing perspectives from senate democrats. harry reid spoke this morning, and he recalled yesterday's dramatic events when capitol police rushed to a scene of a woman in a car chase. here is senator reid. >> congress owes it to them and every american family to get past our disagreements and reopen the united states federal government. this is just hard to comprehend, mr. president what is going on all because president obama's signature legislative issue that we were so fortunate to pass to allow all americans to have health care. >> senator reid speaking there. you hear that the sides at least publicly are not any closer to shutting down the debacle than they were days ago. >> publicly, yes, and yet we're hearing more about quiet secretive movements is anything changing with regards to that and the infighting within the party. >> politics in washington is always things happening above the water and things happening below the water that you can't see. house republicans say it's time to give up the fight over the federal healthcare law that has already been litigated, let's move on
workers. in fact majority leader harry reid was heard -- [ technical difficulties ] -- conversations and calling on all members of the house and senate not to attack each other personally as majority leader reid has recently done. >> and even some democrats are criticizes harry reid for some of his rhetoric. some are saying the shutdown and the debt ceiling both of these debates are colliding at this point, and necessitating a grand bargain, but both sides seem so far apart is that idea far fetched? >> i think at this juncture, based on what i'm hearing, it is farfetched to talk about a grand bargain. the last time there was a deal over the debt ceiling, we got the sequester. the sequester did suppress spending. it was what the republicans wanted. democrats are saying, they are willing president obama, speaker reid, minority leader pelosi in the house, they are all saying they are willing to talk about long-term debt, deficits, budgets, but they also want to talk about debt limits. and they will have to get some kind of accommodation if they are going to move forward. >> all right. t
become clear that present obama and harry reid the government to shut down because they believe they have partisan political advantage to gain because of the shut down. the american people are smarter the that and they realize house and over four different proposals involving obamacare only to be met with the answer, obama care is the law of the land and you cannot touch it. true.w that is not exemptions, waivers, and delays. night, the majority leader off theis own members plank when he had them vote against a special carveout provision for members of congress. the mm people -- the american people understand that the laws are supposed to apply to all of us. we would like to protect the whole of american people from this monstrosity known as obamacare. democratse senate have done is take their ball and gone home. period.not negotiate message been the consistently. house republicans have sent proposals over here. at every turn, the answer has been no. i do not think the american people see that as a reasonable proposition. most americans are wondering if the president is willing to make sp
, from t president of the democrats, senator reid, the majority leader is one that says they're not willing to negotiate that does not help solve all problems. >> reporter: despite the president's plan that he is willing to negotiate, no meetings are scheduled. house republicans say they will keep passing bills to reopen parts of the government which the white house says will be vetoed if they somehow make it through the senate. lou: thank you. the "today, we are winning. it does not really matter to us because what matters to us is the end result, is the white house trying to the walk that back a bit. >> the white house has said that that is not. press secretary tweeted just shortly after the "wall street journal" reported that attributing it to an unnamed senior administration official. that ii definitely not the thinking here at the white house. the president said several times a day, he would reopen the government today if the senate -- of the house would send him a bill that would do so without tying restrictions to it that will then curb parts of obamacare. >> and even
reid did the gutless choice and tabled it without even a vote. and so now we're offered a third alternative, in the democratic process, it is fundamental, you have to talk, you have to compromise, the president will talk to the dictator in iran? i represent 600,000 texans who don't want any part of obama care and frankly just stopping the individual mandate for a year, we want to get rid of all of it. but we're trying to compromise. >> you heard the president, harry reid, the democrats in the senate saying we're not going to accept any delay in implementing what is called the individual mandate that forces people to go out there to purchase health insurance when they can afford it. they're not going to budge, here is the question, congressman, assuming they don't budge, will you allow the government to shut down at midnight? >> our absolute right to privacy is being violated by obama care, the most massive expansion of the government in our history. this is of vital importance to my constituents and i. my job description as a representative, the only way you're out-numbered in a
with the republicans on funding for the government -- >> there is the breaking news from harry reid. they are not going to accept the request to appoint conferees to come up with a compromise. it looks like the government is about to shut down one hour for now. that does it for this edition of "ac360 later." later live coverage of the later live coverage of the breaking news on capitol hill. -- captions by vitac -- >>> as we count down to a government shutdown in washington working hard tonight, harry reid is speaking on the senate floor. i want to listen to him talking about whether there will be a compromise. >> agenda that is so hurtful to the american people. so i want everyone to hear what i just said. we will not go to conference until we get a clean cr. government closes. what benefit do we have from that? we have in two weeks -- we have the government is not only going to close down we're going to lose the credit rating because they are talking about not raising the debt ceiling. >> madame president -- >> senator from new york. >> madame president, i sort of feel sorry for speaker
. reid. >> no, because the government won't do its job and pass a budget. >> i can't believe that politician was calling out some park service worker. i mean, that's the first time i've seen that. that just boggles my mind. there was a camera there, no coincidence on that. president obama again called on john boehner called on the government to pass a bill. the american people elected representatives to make their lives easier, not harder. how are they doing? dana bash joins us from a rattled and exhausted capitol. dana, i'm sorry, that's the first time i'm seeing that. i can't believe a high-paid congressman is chewing out some female park service worker, you know, surrounded by microphones. that seems the most, i mean, obvious play for the cameras, i -- i mean, you live in washington. i guess this stuff doesn't surprise you. it shouldn't surprise me anymore. i don't know why i'm mentioning it. it is what it is. >> it's the first time i've seen it, as well and it does surprise me. i got to be honest because members of congress know better and people like park service people,
of the obama/reid government shutdown and the democrats are refusing to talk with republicans and negotiate an outcome. i will be joined by mike lee. ann coulter joins us tonight. today is day three of the obama care roll out. this administration had years to figure this out. but still the imple men tags has been nothing short of a mess and a failure. to prove this, we have now tasked our very own ainsley errhart. she's been there and she'll try to uh sign up for the president's disastrous health care law, obama care. >> i have been home all day trying to sign up, too. i haven't been able to get in. we'll try it now. health click on the site. here we go. click on health apply now. >> okay. >> click on that. takes a minute. choose your state. i chose first south carolina. this is where i'm originally from. we'll do your state next, sean. you're from new york. this is what you get when you try to apply in south carolina. we have a lot of visitors on the site right now. please stay on this page. we are working to make the experience better. we don't want you to lose your pl
. and more important, with the lives of american people. >> [inaudible] should leader reid bring those standalone devotes to the floor? >> that is leader reid's decision. the key is for the house to pass the resolution to open the government. this cannot be done by a piecemeal and should not be done by piecemeal. what part is more important than the next? many of us could argue while those might be important issues, what is more important than the millions of small businesses who undergird the entire economy of the unit is dates? -- the united states? the tea party has to understand that they cannot hold government and private partners which are many, from big companies like boeing and lockheed, two small companies, hostage over their inability to get a law that they don't like amended. this has hardly ever been done before in the history of the united states. it cannot be done. they have to open the government. when the government is open, we can get back to work and get to the negotiating table over those issues about how much we should spend on our troops, how much we should spend o
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